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Knowles relieved to bag his first Saddlers goals

15 September 2022

Club News

Knowles relieved to bag his first Saddlers goals

15 September 2022

Walsall attacker Tom Knowles was relieved to have opened his account for the Saddlers and is targeting more goals.

Knowles scored the equaliser as the Saddlers came from behind to pick up a point against Colchester United at the Poundland Bescot Stadium on Tuesday night.

The 23-year-old's perseverance paid off to lift a weight off his shoulders and he is now hoping to build on his first goal. 

“I’ve been waiting for it for a while and hopefully I can go on and get a few more now," Knowles said.

“It’s not like I’ve not had many chances, I’ve been in the positions, I’ve been getting the chances and from my half, it’s been frustrating not taking them but to get the one is a weight off my shoulders.

“We won the ball back; it broke and we managed to get the ball forward.

“I thought my first touch took it a little bit wide but I managed to bring it back to go towards goal and thankfully it went in.

“We just wanted to get that second one, we kept pushing but unfortunately, we just couldn’t get all three points.”

After a disappointing first half, the Saddlers improved in the second half and had chances to win the game.

Knowles felt the team showed good spirit to come from behind but admitted the half-time score reflected their performance after 45 minutes.

“I think if you look at the first half, we probably deserved to be 1-0 down but the boys showed good fight and character to come back and get a goal,” he commented.

“It’s just a shame we couldn’t get that second one at the end to get all three points.

“You look at the few positives in the first half, they’ve scored early which gives us plenty of time to go and find an equaliser and a winner and we were only 1-0 down so the next goal is vitally important. We managed to get that but unfortunately didn’t have enough to get over the line.”

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